HUDSON VALLEY, NY // May 18, 2015 – With full steam ahead, THE GRAPE AND THE GRAIN announced May 26th as the release date for their At Home EP. It features acoustic covers of select songs from their latest album released in December of 2014. What began as a single cover recorded for fun, quickly grew into a full EP project, as they found their gritty, blues-infused hard rock sound mellowed perfectly for acoustic renditions.
Selected tracks were released via exclusive premieres earlier this spring, including “If God Is Love” on Altsounds; “Burnt By the Sun” on Under the Gun and “The Hudson” on New Noise Magazine. Compiled into one piece, the EP also features an unheard cover of “The Devil and the DEA”.
In addition to the upcoming EP, the band released exclusive vinyl copies of their album The Grape And the Grain last month, with limited supplies left on their Bandcamp. Featuring hand-printed sleeves and limited to one-hundred pieces, the vinyl reflects the band’s DIY-attitude and commitment to keeping their music authentic to the core.
The Grape And The Grain will be playing a June 12th official showcase at Brooklyn’s Northside Festival along with Cosmonaut, War Games, Gloomfeather, Newborn and more. Organized by Behind The Curtains Media and Rocker Stalker, the full-day showcase will be held at Bar Matchless and is open to the public; full details and line-up can be found here.
At Home is now available for pre-order on Bandcamp.
May 16 – Kingston, NY – BSP Kingston
May 23 – Saugerties, NY – Craft Beer Boogaloo
June 12 – Brooklyn, NY – Northside Festival: BTCM & Rocker Stalker Showcase at Bar Matchless [Event]
THE GRAPE AND THE GRAIN began in 2012 as a solo project for Daniel Grimsland (bassist for Woodstock, NY’s progressive rock band ‘3’). Seeking to challenge himself, Grimsland wrote, produced and performed the entirety of his debut album “Better Keep Digging”. Shortly after its release, he recognized a need for musicians and collaborators in order to advance. He called on longtime friends, Jacob Kolbinski (Guitar) and Josiah Smith (Bass) both members of Ghost Among The Dead, The Ricochet, and The Ciggs and David Kolbinski (Drums) of The Daydreamers, to join him in his project. Steven Markota (multi-instrumentalist) of Nightmares For A Week later joined in support. The Grape And the Grain has quickly grown from a “side-project” band to it’s own rock-solid establishment with a core following.
In 2015 Jacob and David parted ways with the band to pursue other interests, and the band reformed with Steven Markota (Drums), Daniel Marc (Guitar), and Mo Kelly (Bass).
The Grape And the Grain
At Home EP
1. The Hudson
2. Burnt By The Sun
3. The Devil And The DEA
4. If God Is Love
Mixed and Mastered by William Wells at The Music Room in Saugerties, NY
Cover Art by: Steven Markota